Don’t Let Entertaining Guests Bust Your Budget

This is a guest post from Jennifer from Getting Ahead. Jennifer is a homeschooling mom to four who provides everyday frugal living tips on her blog. In this post she dispels the myth that being frugal is too time consuming. If you enjoyed this post consider subscribing to her blog.

When Mercedes mentioned she was looking for guest posts I jumped all over it. I love her site Common Sense with Money and am glad to help her while she is visiting family. She mentioned that I should write about having guests over on a budget. While I am no expert, I do have a good bit of experience with it. You see all my family lives out of state, so when they come over it isn

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  • Terri

    Thanks for the tips. Can you point me in the direction of the homemade pizza pockets recipe? I think my sons would love those!

  • Jennifer

    Hi Terri, I just make a batch of dough in my bread machine and divide it up into 6 or so balls of dough. I roll them out on a cutting board and place a teaspoon of sauce, some grated cheese and a few pieces of pepperoni on half of the dough. I fold the dough over and pinch closed. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes or so, cool and freeze. You can do veggies, or just ham and cheese, etc. Just copy the hotpockets you see in the store. Just don’t add too much or it will burst open in the oven.

  • Amy

    Great advice Jennifer and love the pizza pocket recipe, I know my kids would like it, too!